Kher as MMS: Not An Accidental Casting
Veteran actor Anupam Kher will play Manmohan Singh in a movie based on a memoir by the former prime minister's media adviser Sanjay Baru.
The release of Baru's book, The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh, was critical of Singh's first term as PM and had coincided with the 2014 parliamentary polls. The movie is expected to hit the screens in December 2018, just ahead of the next general election in 2019.
The film's first look will be unveiled on Wednesday.Producer Sunil Bohra said it will be a political drama grander than Richard Attenborough's Academy award winning Gandhi. National award-winning director Hansal Mehta has written the screenplay for the film, which will be directed by debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte.
While Kher has been finalised to play Singh, the remaining cast is being decided.